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Weekly Roundup: May 13, 2022

A look at the power-building strategies adopted by the Black Panthers, the Gray Panthers, and the Young Lords. Plus, a CFP for LPE scholars, a podcast you won’t want to miss, and the scourge of price-gouging.

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Weekly Roundup: May 6, 2022

An interview with Kim Kelly about her new book, a deep dive into the Emergency Price Control Act of the 1942, and some recommended readings for newcomers to the blog.

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Weekly Roundup: April 29, 2022

Kate Jackson on the democratic virtues of administrative agencies, Luke Norris on a progressive vision of civil procedure, and the Sustainable and Global Economic Law research project invites you to summer in Amsterdam!

Procedural Political Economy

Procedural Political Economy

Civil procedure is the infrastructure of democracy, allowing the public to interpret, elaborate, and entrench constitutional-regulatory commitments over time. Rather than sidelining courts entirely, a revival of the democracy-of-opportunity tradition should include a progressive vision of procedure.

Democracy, Bureaucracy, and Rights

Democracy, Bureaucracy, and Rights

“It is not true that the U.S. Constitution has little to say about our economic rights and liberties – let alone our material welfare. Instead, as Fishkin and Forbath argue convincingly, the Constitution has nourished a democracy-of-opportunity tradition that places our equal social rights front-and-center in constitutional practice and politics.”

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Weekly Roundup: April 22, 2022

Joseph Fishkin and Willy Forbath kick off a symposium on their new book, Aziz Rana probes the persistent historical link between domestic equality and US imperial power, and Luke Herrine reflects on price-gouging and the theory of the fair price.

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Weekly Roundup: April 15, 2022

The possibilities and limits of gig worker coordination under existing law, a legal regime where horizontal coordination is embraced as a social good, and the the misidentification of shareholding with investment. Plus, an LPE student group for the restless and hopeful and the hot new issue of SAQ.